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Renewable Energy Engineering (Campus)

Course Description

Your programme of study

Renewable energy engineering is in high demand globally as we find alternate methods of energy harvesting to meet our future energy needs and future proof our reliance on hydrocarbons as much as it is possible to do. Considerable innovation and improvements are continuous within this field as it is by no means at a stage where society can rely on it to fuel all needs. The sector is interdisciplinary and this programme provides you with a wide range of very useful skills and knowledge to problem solve and progress current renewables and work towards innovation whether that is in a renewables company or as a start up.

You study electrical and electronic engineering pertinent to smart grid, sensing energy use, developing energy harvesting techniques, and renewable energy exchange, plus ability to harvest energy from all of our natural resources including wind, solar, hydro, marine, geothermal, biomass and other newly developing areas.Renewables is definitely an employable sector as governments are now challenged by finite resources coming from traditional areas, climate change and societal concerns about how we harvest energy in the future and our ability to survive climatic issues, population increase and manage work and life.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

Electrical Systems for Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy 1 (Solar and Geothermal)

Renewable Energy 2 (Biomass)

Fundamental Concepts in Safety Engineering

Semester 2

Renewable Energy 3 (Wind, Marine and Hydro)

Energy Conversion and Storage

Renewable Energy Integration to Grid

Legislation, Planning and Economics

Semester 3


Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page


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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You study with industry professionals and industry lead projects to encourage and challenge you in practical application
  • The full supply of energy is covered in the programme from the initial harvesting to the conversion methods required to link to grid
  • You can study your degree at University of Aberdeen or online to fit flexibly with your needs
  • You learn within a lab setting with industry visits and events in a global sector community

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 12 Months Full Time
  • September start

• Online option available

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees:


*Please be advised that online fees may offer a different structure


View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page



Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:

  • Your Accommodation
  • Campus Facilities
  • Aberdeen City
  • Student Support
  • Clubs and Societies

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Living costs


Visit the Renewable Energy Engineering (Campus) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!

Student Profiles

University of Aberdeen Alumni Discount Scheme - 20+ Awards

The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen. The Alumni Discount Scheme applies to both home and overseas students, and applies to the self-funding element of the postgraduate tuition fee. This is the element of tuition fee which you are paying yourself and does not cover the element of tuition fee which is covered by a scholarship, funding body, your employer, a company, or any another source of funding. The Alumni Discount applies only to the tuition fee element and does not apply to any other costs such as additional programme costs or research costs.

Value of Scholarship(s)

20% discount on postgraduate tuition


Open to all University of Aberdeen graduates.

Application Procedure

Complete the application form at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sras/postgraduate/alumni_discount/

Further Information



Science and Engineering Distinction and Merit Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Distinction Scholarships (£5,000 each) - for applicants that have achieved the equivalent of a 1st class UK Honours degree and have written a personal statement which demonstrates a passion for the subject and a relevant background (for example work experience). Merit Scholarships (£2,000 each) - for applicants that have achieved the equivalent of an upper second class UK Honours degree and have written a personal statement which demonstrates a passion for the subject and a relevant background (for example work experience).Eligible Programmes:MSc Geographical Information Systems
MSc Oil and Gas Chemistry
MSc Information Systems and Data Management
MSc Information Technology
MSc Oil and Gas Computing
MSc Geophysics
MSc Oil and Gas Enterprise Management
MSc Renewable Energy Engineering
- Only self-funded applicants are eligible
- If you are eligible to apply, please download the scholarship application form and submit it alongside your programme application
- For Sept 2015 entry, the first closing date for the scholarship will be 1st March 2015. If funding remains, the next closing date will be 1 May and then 1st July 2015
- All relevant transcripts and other information requested as part of any offer have to be received by the University prior to any decision being made
- If unsuccessful for a distinction scholarship, candidates will be automatically considered for a merit scholarship. There will be no need to complete a second one page application form--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Value of Scholarship(s)

2000 - 5000


Distinction and Merit scholarships available for a selection of MSc programmes to students from a specificed list of International Countries. Visit your relevant country pages here to find out if you are eligible - http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/inmycountry/index.php Distinction Scholarships - for applicants that have achieved a UK equivalent of a 1st class honours degree and have written a personal statement which demonstrates good experience and a passion for the subject. Merit Scholarships – for applicants that have achieved a UK equivalent of an upper second class honours degree and have written a personal statement which demonstrates good experience and a passion for the subject.

Application Procedure

Download application form from our funding database or on your relevant In My Country pages.

Further Information



Santander Formula Scholarships - 2 Awards

The University of Aberdeen and Santander Universities are offering scholarships for students from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay starting their studies in September 2015.

Value of Scholarship(s)



To be eligible you must have received an offer to study one of the following programmes at the University of Aberdeen prior to the funding deadline (noted below) and be considered as overseas students for tuition fee purposes - MSc Environmental Partnership Management, MSc Data Analysis, Visualisation and Communication, MSc Renewable Energy Engineering. Eligible countries

Application Procedure

There is no separate application process. All eligible applicants will be put forward for the funding. Those who are successful will be notified by the end of June 2015.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours degree in a relevant Physical Sciences subject. IELTS Academic (6.5), TOEFL iBT (90), PTE Academic Overall (62), Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency (176)[[English Language Requirements]]View Website

Last Updated

22 August 2017

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